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Meet Linda Bergman 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Bergman started working  as an intern for Fouad Said’s revolutionary CINEMOBILE SYSTEMS while a film student at UCLA.

 

She was hired away from Cinemobile by producer William Farella  at Twentieth Century Fox to train in script, casting, film production  and post production. Her first feature credit at Fox was Executive In Charge of Production for the mega hit, “Billy Jack”.

 

After three years at Fox, Ms. Bergman joined ABC’s Movies for Television development team, and  -- some 100 movies later – was promoted to Assistant to the President of MGM Television. and Director of Program Development/ series and movies.

 

When her first child was born, she chose to work from home and began writing. She has written over twenty four films and produced five of them.  She’s best known for her expertise in writing family drama and strong women’s stories. i.e. “The Jessica Savitch Story” (Lifetime); “The Pearl Buck Story (ABC); “The Barbara Mandrell Story” (CBS). “Matters of The Heart”(USA network). Her films have been nominated for an Emmy, an Access Award, The Alpha Award for Excellence in children’s programming, and the prestigious Writer's Guild Award.

 

A leukemia survivor, she is a contributing writer to Writing For Wellness by Julia Davey. In 2007 she was the keynote speaker to an audience of 4000 attendees at City Of Hope’s annual ‘Survivor Day”.

 

She is a professional photographer and writing consultant,enjoys scuba diving, yoga, gardening and painting. She is married to financial wizard, Charles Bergman, and they have two adult children, Sarah and Adam.

 

She is currently developing “So You Think Your Life’s A Movie” for on-line consumption world-wide, SARAH FOREVER, a film about love on both sides of the curtain, and her feature film, TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE, GOODBYE, is currently in-play at Sid Ganis’ Out Of The Blue Entertainment. Her screenplay "The Grand Baby", co-written with Lila Silvern, is also out to producers. In her spare time, she teaches screenplay and creative-writing in Los Angeles, New York City and at  IWWG sponsored workshops on the East Coast. (Skidmore, Brown and Yale Universities.)


 

 

Film Credits 


 

PRODUCER/WRITER   SARAH FOREVER, feature (In Development)
     
PRODUCER/WRITER   "TOOT, TOOT, TOOTSIE, GOODBYE", feature Co-written with Martin Tahse (In development with Out Of The Blue Entertainment)
     
PRODUCER/WRITER   "FORSYTHE" Series Pilot, Peak Entertainment 2004-2005
     
PRODUCER/WRITER   "Anatomy of a Shoplifter" 2-hr — ABC 2002-2003, Lifetime, Frank and Bob Films
     
WRITER   "China's Pearl" 3-hr — ABC, 2001-2002, Valerie Harper/Tony Caciotti, Exec Producers
     
WRITER   "The Life" 2-hr-CBS in-house, 2001. Kathryn Petri, Michael Wright, Execs.
     
WRITER   "A Woman's Place" 2-hr — Lifetime TV, 2000, Hearst Entertainment, starring Lorraine Bracco (rewrite)
     
WRITER   "Family Affair" 2-hr — Lifetime TV, 2000, Hearst Entertainment (rewrite)
     
PRODUCER/WRITER   "A Father's Son: The Michael Landon Story" — 2-hr Green/Epstein Productions for CBS, 1999 starring John Schneider
     
WRITER   "The Princess Club" 2-hr - Robert Greenwald Productions, for CBS, 1998.
     
PRODUCER/WRITER   "Get To The Heart - The Barbara Mandrell Story", 2-hr,CBS 2 hr. Mandalay Films/CBS, 1998-1999.
     
WRITER   The Glass Cockpit" 2-hr - Mandalay Films/CBS - rewrite, 1997.
     
WRITER   "HiJack" 1-hr episode, "ORLEANS" 1996. John Sacret Young, Executive Producer.
     
WRITER   "Dark Visions" 2-hr — Republic Films/ABC 1995. Rewrite.
     
WRITER   "Almost Golden — The Jessica Savitch Story" 2-hr - Lifetime Television starring Sela Ward, Ron Silver, 1995.
     
WRITER   The Janet Holley Story, 2-hr CBS, Jaffe- Braunstein Productions/Janine Turner 1995
     
WRITER   "On Their Own: Women In Prison", 2-hr ABC, Judith Light, Stacy Keach, 1993.
     
PRODUCER-WRITER   "Kiss My Lilies" 1-hr pilot—NBC, Brian Pike Productions, 1992
     
PRODUCER-WRITER   "Rio Shannon" 2-hr pilot — ABC,Blair Brown, Michael DeLuise; John Sacret Young, Exec. Prod. 1992.
     
CO-PRODUCER/WRITER   "Matters Of The Heart" 2-hr — USA,Jane Seymour, Christopher Gartin, 1991 w/Martin Tahse(Writer's Guild Award Nominee)
     
CO-WRITER   "The Lookalike" 2-hr — USA starring Melissa Gilbert, Diane Ladd, 1990 w/Martin Tahse. Lillian Gallo Productions
     
CO-WRITER   "Just Tipsy, Honey", 1-hr — ABC Afterschool Special, 1989 w/Martin Tahse.
     
PRODUCER/CO-WRITER   "EDDIE MORALES:ALL THE WAY FROM BROOKLYN" PBS. Martin Tahse Productions
     
PRODUCER/CO-WRITER   "The Marian Anderson Story/PBS. w/ Martin Tahse
     
WRITER   "Wanna Play" 1-hour musical special,PBS, 1989. Alpha Award winner for excellence in children's programming